Saturday, July 25, 2020

Christmas in July - last few days!

Today for Technique Junkies' Christmas in July I have a fun card using the Santa Checks stamp.  I colored her with colored pencils, fussy cut her, and popped her over my background.  The Poinsettias in the back use Framboise Dye Ink blended through one of the Layered Mandala Stencil pieces. I used Miel ink through one of the layers, too, but it really doesn't show that well online - though it is subtle and pretty in person! 

You can still save 25% off on Christmas stamps with the code JULYXMAS at checkout.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Christmas in July: Christmas Mug Shot

When we put this stamp out, I underestimated how many people it would resonate with! As long as there are cats and indoor trees, this will probably ring true.

The Technique Junkies Christmas Mug Shot stamp used here was layered over s background that was created with distress inks blended through the Messy Diamond Grid Stencil with Blending Brushes. I had no idea that the Antique Linen ink would almost glow against the Kraft paper background.  I think it is a really cool effect!

You still have time to use the 25% discount off the Christmas Stamps through December 27th, too!

Here are all the links:

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Christmas in July: Red or White

Today's Technique Junkies' Christmas in July card is brought to you I like a nice glass during the holidays...and, like the stamp Red or White Christmas, I am not all that picky!  I thought it was fitting to use the Peppermint Swirl background with the fun nature of this card, Normally I use that background in a more, um, sober manner, but it works here, no?

You can still get 25% off all Technique Junkies Christmas stamps   ( using the code JULYXMAS through July 27th. Make sure you check out our contest, too!  Details are here:


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Christmas in July: Seasons Greetings Holly

Today's Christmas in July card uses the Technique Junkies Season's Greetings Set for both the background and the sentiment. My holly was colored with alcohol markers -- they just pop off the Kraft paper, don't they? I love the elegant simplicity of this card. Remember that all stamps in the Christmas category are 25% off through July 27th using the code: JULYXMAS. 

For more information about Technique Junkies Christmas in July including the sale and challenge, click here:

Monday, July 20, 2020

Chirstmas in July: Christmas Carol Kitty

" Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, Your ornaments are history..."
What is not to love about this fun Christmas card using the Christmas Carol Kitty stamp? I used the Pinecones stamp as a fun background for my singing cat. I colored the cat with colored pencils and Gamsol, then added a touch of glitter to the Santa's hat to make it shimmer.

Christmas in July runs through July 27th; remember that you can take 25% off Christmas stamps with the code JULYXMAS through the 27th. Details about our Christmas in July event and contest may be found HERE.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Christmas in July: The perfect Christmas Cocktail

Hi all! We are in the midst of Christmas in July at Technique Junkies (you can read the details HERE) and I have a fun card today!

Today's card uses the Christmas Cocktail stamp in the foreground. I colored the image with colored pencils, blended them with Gamsol, then I went over the entire cocktail portion with the Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Marker to add overall clear shimmer.

The background is a white piece of paper that was sprayed with Just Squeezed and Thulian Pink Shimmering Bliss. I dried that with a heat tool, then lightly stamped the Chevron background stamp with clear embossing pad, then embossed it with silver. I wanted a fun distressed llook in the background and I am really happy with how it turned out!

Keep in mind that you can get 25% off the Christmas Stamps with the code JULYXMAS through July 27th!

Merry Christmas in July!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July 2020 New Stamp Release Celebration

Today is release day at Technique Junkies and we are unveiling 14  NEW stamps on !

The Technique Junkies Design Team and a few friends have joined together to participate in the celebration of the new stamps. You can find the full list of the participating designers below, or on the TJ Design Team Blog.

*The discount will be taken off the stamps at checkout. Online-only retail sales only. Not valid on Wholesale Orders.

Save 25% off ALL the July stamps with the July "Gotta Have it All" Bundle! Get all 14 stamps with a retail value of $121.30  for only  $89.99! That is a savings of $31.31!

Ready for some artwork? I posted a few of my own pieces on the TJ Designer's Blog, and I have a few more for you below.
Here is one I love, called Summer Barn. I used Pastel Pencils to color my barn and sunflowers:

The next piece I have  uses Modern Dandelions, with the Make a Wish sentiment from the Wish upon a Starfish Stamp. The Dandelions were traced over with the Neon Gel Pens from the Gel Pen Pack of 48, and the Make a Wish sentiment was traced over with the black glitter marker from the same set:

In this piece, I used the Tropical Palm Fronds background stamp with the (previously released)  Five Fab Phrases Sentiment Stamp:

Next I have the Wish Upon a Starfish for you on Kraft Paper, colored with colored pencils:

And finally, one more - This one is called Stays at the Beach:

Ready for more? Here is the list of the TJ Designers participating in the celebration: